Shanghai Masters: Roger Federer 'couldn't be happier' with resurgent season, hopes to pick up another title
Looming in Shanghai is a potential clash in the final between Federer and Rafael Nadal, whose friendly rivalry has blossomed anew this year as they force the next generation to wait their turn.
Their rivalry has stretched 13 years and 37 matches but Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have never met at the US Open, a staggering anomaly which seems certain to be corrected at 2017's concluding Grand Slam.
A close look at the numbers behind Swiss Maestro Roger Federer's brilliant tennis career.
Ken Rosewall has retained the title of the oldest men's grand slam champion in the professional era for 45 years after lifting the 1972 Australian Open trophy at the age of 37.
Wimbledon 2017, Day 9 highlights: Roger Federer's life coming full circle, persnickety Andy Murray and more
Here are some off-court highlights from Day 9 of Wimbledon 2017:
Roger Federer was 6-3, 3-0 ahead when the Ukrainian retired from the first round match on Centre Court with an ankle injury after just 43 minutes.
Wimbledon 2017: Roger Federer resumes quest for 8th title, World No 1 Angelique Kerber in action on Day 2
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will play first-round matches on Centre Court, and there is little reason to believe either will have much trouble
Federer also held match point in his only other defeat this year to Russia's Evgeny Donskoy in Dubai.
World number one Andy Murray advanced to his fifth French Open semi-final on Wednesday, defeating Japanese eighth seed Kei Nishikori 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (0), 6-1.
Third seed Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 title winner, has not lost a set on his way to a third successive semi-final in Paris. He brushed aside Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-3, 6-1.
Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic remain on collision course for their first major meeting of the season after both won through to the Qatar Open semi-finals on Thursday.
Kyrgios and Connors might seem a perfect match in some ways, with both having won applause for their tennis and showmanship, and drawn condemnation for their boorish behaviour on and off the court.
It’s semi-finals time at the French Open. Who will come out on top? Andy Murray or Stan Wawrinka? Serena Williams or Kiki Bertens? All predictions here
Only retired greats Jimmy Connors (1,253) and Ivan Lendl (1,071) have won more than 1,000 matches on the men's tour.
Maria Sharapova has confirmed she has severed ties with coach Jimmy Connors after one match together.
Connors, 60, previously served a 19-month stint as coach for Andy Roddick from 2006 to 2008.